2019-01-29 ... 2019-03-30

From January 29 till March 30, 2019 the War Heritage Institute welcomes the Polish travelling exhibition Armoured Wings. Created in Warsaw and presented in Gdansk, it now arrives in Belgium! The visitor will discover the history of General Maczek’s Polish 1starmoured division through both sound bites and images. The exhibition was put together in the framework of the 75thanniversary of the liberation of Belgium upon initiative of the Flemish government, the Polish embassy in Belgium and the non-profit organization “Eerste Poolse Pantserdivisie België”. 

 

In the spring of...

The permanent exhibition about the Second World War expands!

In view of the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War (2019-2020) the museum gives its permanent exhibition a new lease of life. The existing set-up will be thoroughly refurbished and a brand-new wing about the occupation of Belgium and the liberation of the European continent will be added.  With the support of the National Lottery.

The first part of the refurbishment executed by the Régie des Bâtiments is as good as finished. In this framework the current infrastructure is being revised, which renders access to the exhibition about the Second World...

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2018-09-21 ... 2019-09-22

THE POST-WAR PERIOD IN MINUTE DETAIL

After the First World War both Belgium and the rest of the world saw fundamental changes. Society had to come to terms with damage and grief, but at the same time experienced a great revival.

Through its exhibition Beyond the Great War: 1918-1928 the War Heritage Institute focuses on several main themes: the final offensive, liberation, the post-war era, geopolitical changes, economic revival, mourning and remembrance, economic and cultural changes.

The exhibition does not only displays exceptional items from the rich WHI ...

2018-12-13 ... 2019-04-30

 

In order to make its various sites about Belgian military heritage more attractive, the War Heritage Institute (WHI) modified its rates policy and introduces both new formulas and new rates.  

New formulas   

As of January 1, 2019, you can visit the various War Heritage Institute sites with a single multi-site ticket and/or a multi-site subscription. You can in that way visit six sites at attractive rates. More information here

New rates

As of January 1, 2019, new entrance rates to the various War...

2019-02-23 ... 2019-02-24

Feeling the winter blues? Museum Night Fever tickets might then just be the remedy you need! The capital will indeed once again come down with its annual museum fever on Saturday February 23. True to habit, no less than 30 Brussels museums will keep the midnight oil burning (until 1 a.m.) for the twelfth edition of this unique event.

The Military Museum and its exhibition ‘Beyond the Great War’ take you back to the post First World War years, from the allied final offensive and the Versailles treaty to the reconstruction and optimism of the roaring twenties.

You are in for...